WeBuyBlack.com successfully completed its second Black business ambush, presenting a check for $1250 to Green Love Kitchen in Lithonia, GA.
The community event was the second of its kind and is part of WeBuyBlack.comâ€™s â€œOur Community, Our Responsibility!â€ campaign that solicits donations from supporters that help fund grants for Black-owned businesses. Now, with two successful ambushes under its belt, WeBuyBlack.com aims toÂ raise its donation pool to over $100,000 monthly -- with the funds granted to a different Black business each month.
In addition to the monetary grant, each business will also receiveÂ guidance from a team of advisers on marketing, personal finance, and overall branding.
"Imagine when we have 100,000 people giving $5, $10, or $20 a month. Imagine seeing a Black owned business, who may have just opened, or may have been in business for years, receive a large check with close to half a million dollars to strengthen their operation. This is what family does for each other. When I watch the NBC show Shark Tank, and I listen to all these caucasian people state that their funding capital of $500k was gifted by their family and friends, yet Black entrepreneurs are fighting for high-interest loans, I knew we had to change that. We have to see ourselves as family and never deviate from this. Then and only then will we be able to reestablish not just a Black Wall Street but rebuild our communities, neighborhoods, and cities." -- Shareef Abdul-Malik, founder WeBuyBlack.com
To support the â€œOur Community, Our Responsibility!â€ initiative, go to webuyblack.com/community and subscribe today. Recurring donation amounts start at just $5.